Construction and Event Street Closures

Alabama 251/Lindsay Lane

Rogers Group started construction work on the Alabama 251/Lindsay Lane round-a-bout the week of April 5.

The Alabama Department of Transportation expects the project to take through the end of 2021.

ALDOT is installing detour signs for the area. The detour includes Compton Road, Yarbrough Road, Oakdale Road and Nick Davis Road.

To view the temporary traffic control plan for the construction phases, go online at and scroll to the homepage articles under “Athens News Find Out What’s Going On” and click the “Alabama 251/Lindsay Lane Round-a-bout Work” link. There is a temporary bypass lane on Nick Davis Road near Linton Road.

Nick Davis near Linton Road

There is a temporary bypass lane on Nick Davis Road near Linton Road.

This bypass lane is to assist motorists traveling east on Nick Davis to navigate around vehicles turning onto Linton Road. Nick Davis is part of the detour for ALDOT's Alabama 251/Lindsay Lane roundabout project. ALDOT expects construction of the roundabout to take through this year. The temporary bypass will be in service during the roundabout project.

Brownsferry Street sewer work

Wastewater Dept. has Brownsferry St. closed for several weeks:

Between Plato Jones & Levert

Between Houston & Hine 

U.S 31 near Hobbs Street intersection

Contractor plans to close lanes on U.S. 31 and Hobbs Street starting Wednesday, July 28, for the Midtown Centre access improvements. Lane closures will occur off and on over the next two weeks as the contractor makes improvements to the at the U.S. 31/Hobbs Street intersection.

Pryor Street Roundabout

Work on the Pryor Street roundabout project is scheduled to start in September. Morell Engineering provided this tentative schedule:  

Wednesday, Sept. 1 – Installation of message boards warning of pending road closure. 

Tuesday, Sept. 7, through Thursday, Sept. 9 - Installation of detour signs. 

Wednesday, Sept. 15 - Pryor Street shut down in front of the Athens Seventh-Day Adventist Church for the construction of a roundabout. Project to take up to six months, depending on weather. 

Golden Eagle Drive and Boardwalk will be open, the church will have access its parking lot and residents will have access to their driveways. 

Hobbs Street will serve as the detour.

Street closures due to events

These events have received permits:
  • Sept. 18 KALB Duck and Run 5K Starts on East St. at 7 a.m. Event will go to 10 a.m. Route is East St. to Washington, right on Forrest, right on Houston, right on First Ave., right on Madison, left on Market, right on Marion, left on Forrest, left on Beaty and right into Big Spring Memorial Park.
  • Sept 18 Trail of Tears, which will impact U.S. 72 traffic and entering/exiting 72 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., based on estimates of when the motorcycles will reach Athens. Access to 72 will be limited.
  • Sept. 25 Love for the City Marion Street, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (setup will start at 7 a.m.) Entertainment, food trucks, inspirational speakers. Event is geared toward promoting peace, love and unity.

ATRIP, TAP and other projects that will impact streets (estimated start dates)

The City of Athens coordinates with the Alabama Department of Transportation on these projects, and the dates are subject to change
  • Elm Street Sidewalk - Recently approved. Going through bidding/planning process.